Back Talk: More wishes for 2017, Save the EPA!, and King Stork’s inauguration

More Wishes In response to Hunter Styles’ “Between the Lines: Our Wish List for 2017” posted on Facebook. James Moses: “In the meantime, we’re trying to wish Hillary out of the woods and back into her pantsuit. Maybe the Clintons should relocate from Chappaqua to Stockbridge, and she — or he! — should challenge Baker for governor. Why not?” … if...

Tips from Flight Attendants on How to Survive a Plane Crash

You may not assume it from the mental picture that comes to mind of a “plane crash,” but most real ones, like planes skidding off runways and such, are survivable. Over at Quora, Cheryl A Schwartz, a former flight attendant, offered some useful suggestions for making sure you survive, and get out of the plane safely.Read more...

Four Tips From Pediatricians to Teach Kindness to Kids

Children are listening. During the election, messages of hate, fear and intolerance were propagated across different media and into communities. And the messages continue. While parents view and listen to these ever-present messages, alongside them are their children, hearing these same messages through a lens…Read more...

Quickly Learn the Differences Between Most Home Design Styles With This Chart

Whether you’re hunting for a new home to rent or buy, real estate listings love to use specific design terminology like “traditional ranch,” or “craftsman.” If you have no idea what those mean, Part Select put together an infographic that runs you through the basics.Read more...

Treat Your Neck to One of Our Readers’ Favorite Travel Pillows, Now 20% Off

The Cabeau Evolution was your favorite travel pillow (by a long shot), and now save 20% on the company’s “Cool” model as well.Read more...

Between the Lines: VOTE, Should the Capitol Take Down This Painting of Police as Pigs?

A painting depicting police officers as feral pigs has been ordered removed from the Capitol after months of controversy and a tug of war over whether the art should be on display. What do you think? As I write this on Monday, Donald Trump is yet to be sworn in as president, but already I and others are wondering...

Missed Connections: Was it love or just something in your eye?

If you’ve never checked out Craigslist’s Missed Connections section, you really should. Like all geographic designations on the forum, the Western Mass list is full of wistful near-meets and longing. Below is a compilation of “missed connection” items from craigslist.org. Entries include post date. Looking for a gf — w4w (Westspringfield) Hello ladies, I’m 26 BI female that likes...

Cinemadope: Schlep West, Young Man

More than most people, Americans love a good road story. I think it’s something that is simply part of our collective national subconscious, a metaphysical result of the vast physical breadth of the nation. Few of us, even today, really get (or take) the chance to explore our own country. But deep down, the desire has always been there, and we...

Clothing maker Scott Jordan talks about the future of fashion

 Scott Jordan never meant to make clothes. He was a lawyer by trade and wanted something he could wear to keep his Walkman from snagging on doorknobs. A few iterations later he invented the SCOTTeVEST, a vest with loads of pockets and secret channels for headphones and other cables. Now, after more than a decade in the business, he...

Reed Mathis & Electric Beethoven Announce East Coast Dates

Bassist Reed Mathis and his CDM project Electric Beethoven have detailed a series of "Resonance Field Tests."